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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by specialty of surgeon

Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list. This section shows data on waiting times for elective surgery at this hospital. Data are presented by the area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery (specialty of surgeon).

It was not possible to calculate comparable surgical specialty peer group data for 2016–17.

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose, and throat surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 48 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,436 48 days unpeered
2015–16 1,708 52 days 74 days
2014–15 1,567 83 days 78 days
2013–14 1,131 72 days 79 days
2012–13 823 80 days 74 days
2011–12 925 61 days 69 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.3% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 1,436 0.3% unpeered
2015–16 1,708 0.9% 5.6%
2014–15 1,567 3.4% 4.7%
2013–14 1,131 3.7% 4.9%
2012–13 823 3.2% 8.2%
2011–12 925 1.3% 7.3%

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 14 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 511 14 days unpeered
2015–16 485 15 days 33 days
2014–15 518 15 days 33 days
2013–14 530 15 days 35 days
2012–13 497 20 days 35 days
2011–12 551 20 days 35 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 511 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 485 0.0% 0.7%
2014–15 518 0.0% 0.6%
2013–14 530 1.9% 1.0%
2012–13 497 1.6% 1.6%
2011–12 551 0.0% 1.7%

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 28 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 2,023 28 days unpeered
2015–16 2,006 30 days 39 days
2014–15 1,911 42 days 38 days
2013–14 1,794 35 days 39 days
2012–13 1,442 38 days 36 days
2011–12 1,609 31 days 35 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 1.1% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 2,023 1.1% unpeered
2015–16 2,006 2.1% 1.2%
2014–15 1,911 4.9% 0.8%
2013–14 1,794 3.8% 1.7%
2012–13 1,442 3.9% 1.5%
2011–12 1,609 4.4% 1.2%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 66 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 1,078 66 days unpeered
2015–16 926 93 days 65 days
2014–15 886 81 days 62 days
2013–14 837 130 days 70 days
2012–13 544 206 days 72 days
2011–12 717 165 days 68 days

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 1,078 0.9% unpeered
2015–16 926 1.8% 3.9%
2014–15 886 6.5% 2.8%
2013–14 837 13.1% 5.1%
2012–13 544 21.5% 5.4%
2011–12 717 11.2% 5.7%

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 91 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 119 91 days unpeered
2015–16 90 24 days 19 days
2014–15 139 36 days 16 days
2013–14 108 59 days 23 days
2012–13 86 54 days 22 days
2011–12 52 63 days 19 days

Surgery by plastic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 26.9% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 119 26.9% unpeered
2015–16 90 15.6% 1.9%
2014–15 139 7.2% 1.5%
2013–14 108 11.1% 3.6%
2012–13 86 17.4% 3.2%
2011–12 52 5.8% 2.1%

Urological surgery focuses on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including the male reproductive system.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons was 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2016–17 2,971 20 days unpeered
2015–16 2,824 21 days 24 days
2014–15 2,369 22 days 23 days
2013–14 2,176 25 days 25 days
2012–13 1,888 22 days 25 days
2011–12 2,105 20 days 25 days

Surgery by urological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2016–17 2,971 0.0% unpeered
2015–16 2,824 0.0% 0.5%
2014–15 2,369 0.0% 0.3%
2013–14 2,176 0.7% 0.8%
2012–13 1,888 1.1% 0.7%
2011–12 2,105 0.6% 0.8%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.
2016–17 <5 NP unpeered
2015–16 20 137 days 25 days
2014–15 46 400 days 22 days
2013–14 16 24 days 22 days
2012–13 0 - 21 days
2011–12 0 - 21 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

- There were no patients reported for this indicator in this time period.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.